Sheriff's staff interviewed at the time Sheriff Munks was caught by the FBI in a raid against sex slavery told the media the episode made them "ashamed to be part of the Office of the Sheriff and that it was "the worst thing that ever happened to the office. (See article) Deputy Lopez' campaign website said "I will restore integrity to the Leadership Office of the Sheriff."
The acts of reprisal include not only false departmental and false criminal charges and attempts to intimidate but, injury to his fiance (loss of her job) and attempts to get her children dismissed from school. The California Attorney General has refused to investigate obvious hacking of governmental computer systems to suspend Deputy Lopez' driver license for failure to appear in court in Los Angeles for a ticket where the original shows a Los Angeles' persons address and driver license number and the officer author of the ticket has met Deputy Lopez and says the ticket was not written on him.
The widely respected and noted San Mateo County Victim's Advocate, Michael Stogner, was a witness to the testimony by Sheriff's Department investigator, Sergeant Jason Peardon, and has also listened to the transcript of persons interviewed by Sergeant Peardon. Mr. Stogner has published comment on the testimony of Sergeant Peardon saying "I have heard the leading questions that Jason Peardon asked the people he was interviewing, He wasn't getting the answers he was looking for so he kept inserting the words he wanted in his report." View Source
Mr. Stogner reports concerning, the claim that Deputy Lopez lied, that no witness made such testimony and no evidence was presented of lying by Deputy Lopez. This claim was only a repeated assertion by Attorney Silberman. Such attorney behavior is an offense against justice.
In Civil Case 437309, Attorney John D. Nibbelin, representing San Mateo County, sued Sergeant Jason Peardon and his wife Marla J. Peardon in 2004 for falsification of records of building permits, inspections, fees, and approval concerning permission for a construction project on their property. More Why did Attorney Nibbelin support Sergeant Peardon's claims in Deputy Lopez' hearing when he knew that Peardon has such a record.
Someone with Sergeant Sheriff Peardon's Record of Fraud should not be a sergeant, let alone an investigator.
On 10/21/1994 in Civil Case 389849, Sergeant Peardon filed charges against Gary J. alleging child abuse. Defendent Gary J. demanded that both parties take a lie detector test. Peardon dropped the charges after taking the test. If the defendant had failed and Peardon passed we can be sure Peardon would have pressed the case. A reasonable person considering this situation would suspect that Peardon failed the lie detector test.
San Mateo Voters will recall that Bolanos and Sheriff Munks were caught by the FBI and Las Vegas Police in a raid against sex slavery at 3474 Eldon Street, Las Vegas, Nevada, 3.8 miles from the Mandalay Bay where they were staying. Las Vegas Police Lieutenant Logue told the media women were being forced into prostitution at this site.
On the web, www.insidebayarea.com reported that Bolanos told a Las Vegas TV station that he and Munks had asked a limo driver to take them to a massage parlor.
(View media report.)
Why would Bolanos use a person as investigator who has been sued by San Mateo County for falsification of county records? How can such a person as Peardon even still be an employee of the Sheriff's Department? Surely Bolanos knows the record of his investigator. Could it be that he knew he could rely on Peardon to contrive false testimony against honest Deputy Lopez?
Silberman's actions, slandered Lopez with unproven charges, with Lopez having no opportunity to question witnesses or present a defense. This violation of due process and constitutional rights is an outrage. Surely, Silberman should be discplined by the court and the California Bar,and dismissed from County service.
District Attorney Wagstaffe charged Lopez with election fraud, saying he was not a resident of San Mateo County.
Lopez is a legal candidate under California Law! This charge collapses on reading California Election Law which says when a person takes a new abode, unacompanied by their family, that abode is their domicile (where one can vote and run for office. That is what Lopez did - he bought a condo in San Mateo County years ago, and moved there without his children. He spend evenings with his children at his old residence in Newark on alternate weeks when he had custody una divorce decree.) One can have many residences by only one domicile. It remains their domicile when they leave, SO LONG AS THEY INTEND TO RETURN. The law makes no limits about often or how long one is gone.
The District Attorney is incompetent and unfit for office if he thinks Deputy Lopez was not a legal candidate for sheriff. More likely, he made this false charge to run up Lopez' legal defense costs. That is fraud under color of law.
Excerpt from 2/20/2015 issue of Bay City News at right shows Wagstaffe's office announcement that News Lopez and his treasurer are charged with embezzling up to $400 thousand of campaign funds. This false charge was dropped when Lopez showed his campaign received not more than $400 in campaign donations and that he spent $9000 of his own funds, Bay City News removed the $400,000 figure in subsequent editions but did not explain why prosecutors gave them the $400,000 figure. It appears that abusive prosecutors make phoney charges and drop them later after defendants are financially ruined with legal defense costs.
Deputy Lopez admitted sharing food with an inmate. We can be sure the other charges Deputy Juan Lopez in the 11/10/15 San Mateo County Civil Service Commission hearing and the criminal charges by Defense Attorney Wagstaffe are false. They are reprisal against him for having had the courage and integrity to run for election against Sheriff Munks who we learned is unfit for his office when he was caught by the FBI and Las Vegas Police in a raid against sex slavery.
Lopez did not have to testify but he took the stand and answered every question in the hearing, and he did admit to having giving food to jail inmates. For facts on why we know beyond a shadow of doubt that Lopez is a man of courage and integrity and that his accusers have no credibility, see my website www.ActForUs.com .
Fact: When three accountants at the San Mateo County Transit Agency (SAMTRANS) protested being ordered by executives to create phoney expense and payment records, District Attorney Wagstaffe claimed he ordered a forensic investigation that showed “just honest mistakes, nothing criminal”. Wagstaffe's claim collapses in face of whistleblower testimony and documents shown on TV by the NBC Investigations Unit. For example, records shown on TV of expense for audits by VTD Auditors in 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013 when VTD says the last audit was 2009, cannot be “honest mistakes.”
Fact: The charge that Deputy Lopez was seen naked in the court house after sex with a woman was dismissed in 2007 by Undersheriff Bolanos who said the charge was a “piece of cxxp.” Lopez had entered the court house after hours with his fiancé and took off his shirt in the men’s room to wash out a food spill on the shirt. The same video that showed the entry showed Undersheriff Bolanos enter with a different unauthorized person – Bolanos’ wife. Repeated public reference to nudity and sex that never happened is a petty and vicious slander that offends fair minded people.
Fact: Concerning charge of smuggling phones the only adverse testimony in the interview transcript was a claim that “Lopez had to have known about smuggled phones.” This comment was withdrawn in the same interview, but concealed by the investigator.
Fact: Concerning claim a photo of an inmate posing using a phone while an observer stands next to him is evidence against Deputy Lopez: Lopez did not take this photo. Technicians know how to put a photo on a cell phone with a phony time stamp. Jurors will know that a person using a contraband phone does not pose for a photo and they will know that a smuggler does not use the phone to take a photo in the jail. Polite people will try to suppress a laugh at a claim this is evidence.
Fact: Concerning announcement that Lopez was charged with smuggling drugs: Later publication noted that Lopez was not charged with smuggling drugs but failed to correct earlier misinformation.
Las Vegas TV channel 8 reported 4/23/2007 that Sheriff Munks and Undersherrif Carlos Bolanos were caught in a bordello in Las Vegas in the "Operation Dollhouse Raid" on Sex Slavery. A neighbor "Sandie" said "I believe around 12-13 girls wrapped in blankets and some guys in handcuffs came out." (More.)
The media reported that when Sheriff Munks was caught by the FBI in a raid to stop sex slavery, sheriff deputies interviewed by the media said they were ashamed, and that it was the worst thing that could have happened to the Office of the Sheriff. (More Scroll to #8)
More on San Mateo County Election Office website.
The sheriff wanted to throw DePaula out of the meeting. More